[MUSIC PLAYING] Hey, what up? It’s the Bodega Boys coming to
you live from Washington DC. We’re at the Rayburn
building, where we are here to visit our Auntie
Maxine, Maxine Waters, you know what I’m saying? REPORTER: California’s
representative Maxine Waters is having a moment. MAXINE WATERS:
Reclaiming my time. Millennials in particular
have connected with me. He should be impeached. I know that I came out
early talking about that. DESUS: Come with us,
open your third eye. Let’s learn about
the government. Are we allowed to
call you Auntie? Oh yeah, sure. [INTERPOSING VOICES]
DESUS: Absolutely, absolutely. [INTERPOSING VOICES]
– Some people get offended. No! Oh, I heard about that.
DESUS: You’ve heard about that? Yeah, yeah. Does it have a
negative connotation? Not for me. I’m honored to be called Auntie. So basically, you’re
not just our auntie, you’re America’s auntie, because
you been calling America out. Absolutely. Yo, right? You been telling America,
listen, get a job, get yourself together.
– Right. You’ve been yelling
at the president. DESUS: That’s right. He recently got impeached. That’s right. Got acquitted. But do you think the
message got to him, that he is doing too much? Well, this guy
is a street player. I mean, he’s a guy
that has conned folks. He has, you know,
flirted with gangsters. I have worked in some of
the toughest communities. I’ve worked with gangs. I’ve worked with Crips. I’ve worked with Bloods. And there’s more integrity
in many of these young people in the ‘hood than this man has. Does this blow
your mind, like– [INTERPOSING VOICES]
– It really does. This is a flawed character. And I’ve never seen
anything like this. We’ve got the general
election coming up, 2020 primaries, all
that stuff is happening. Yeah. How are you
feeling about that? Not good, I’m uncomfortable. What are you most
worried about about it? Well, I think
now it boils down to all of us wanting someone
that we feel comfortable can really beat Trump. This country cannot tolerate
another four years of him. Right. People have said,
you know, I don’t think they’re talking
about the issues that we’re concerned about. And I have not endorsed anybody. And I am going to wait
until after South Carolina. Sadly, I think you speak for
every Democratic American right now. That’s how we all feel. Oh, is that what
you’re thinking? DESUS: You’re watching,
it, you’re just like oh. [INTERPOSING VOICES] I don’t know if the
team’s making the playoffs. Oh, that’s true. [INTERPOSING VOICES] But you try. I don’t know. Can three of y’all be
president at the same time? MAXINE WATERS: Yeah! We actually were discussing
this before you came in. Yeah. Where does one
purchase a gavel at, or do you guys get one for free? Oh, they give it to us. You have unlimited gavels? MAXINE WATERS: Yeah, oh sure. Absolutely. [LAUGHTER] They never told me that. That’s a perk. Yo! So we were hanging
with our friend, AOC. She’s from the Bronx with us.
– Yes, that’s right. And she was saying
that it’s hard to get a good meal here in DC. Is that true? Oh well, if you start with
the Capitol, this is the worst. This is the worst? You’ve got to go out? We literally were
just trying to get food just a while ago, and– Oh no, there are a
lot of good places. There’s good places? Yeah, there are a lot
of good places to eat. Is there a cafeteria
in this building? It is. Wednesday’s meal
is fried chicken. – Fried chicken?
– Yeah, everybody– Is it good fried chicken? It is pretty good,
and that’s good. They’re supposed to be
famous for the bean soup. It’s not the kind of
soup our mamas make. No! No! OK! [INTERPOSING VOICES] Well, I mean, just
the fact that she said the fried chicken is good– that’s like when you take
a girl to a family reunion, and your aunt says she can cook. That is high praise. [INTERPOSING VOICES] DESUS: That is high praise. All right. DESUS: So you being our auntie,
this is like when your aunt really takes you to her job. Yeah? You know? You’re just like, wow,
this is your office? This is so cool.
– Yo! Oh, but I got more. I got more for you to see.
DESUS: Nice! Oh yeah, no, no, no. I want to take you to the
committee that I chair. I’ll show you, come on. Let’s go. [MUSIC PLAYING] Whoo! MAXINE WATERS: Yes? This is a nice
committee right here! Now take a look
at these pictures. Do you see anybody of
color anywhere here? – I do not.
– No? MAXINE WATERS: You
see any women here? – No women either.
– None. – First woman.
– First woman? First black. You might be the first
time they use brown paint. That’s right, that’s
right, that’s right. And this is your
seat over here? This is my seat right
here in the center. It is my job to conduct
whatever goes on in this room. I have the gavel at this point. If you wish to leave, you may. You may go–
– OK, well, then– MAXINE WATERS:
–anytime you want. Please dismiss everybody. I believe you’re supposed to
take the gravel and bang it. That’s the appropriate– Please do not
instruct me as to how I am to conduct this committee. You know, when I received
the NAACP Image Award, I basically said,
I’ve got the gavel. You got the gavel. And I know how to use it. [INTERPOSING VOICES] [LAUGHTER] If he gets to speak,
you get to speak. Our album available
all streaming platforms. You know, we got Roddy
Ricch on the verse. I yield to the
gentleman from the Bronx. I yield to the other
gentleman from the Bronx. Is it like the in the car,
when I’m like, yo, you go! You go first.
– You go first. [INTERPOSING VOICES]
– You go. – You go.
– You go. Both of you gentlemen
have exhausted your time. OK. So there’s a subway here? Yes. We’re going.
– We’re going. Yes. Yes! DESUS: This is pretty brilliant. MAXINE WATERS: Yeah, so this
is where we do it all day long, you’re back and
forth, back and forth. And how long has this
system been in place? Oh, I think it’s been
here years, many years. MERO: It looks like it. I’m like, this look
like a roller coaster. It says no food or beverages. Do you ever see people
breaking that rule? Not really. Not really? Not really. This is so convenient
for us, because we’re going back and forth all
day long to take votes. And usually, you have a
15-minute limit of time for you to get that vote in.
– Right. When we’re going to the
floor, we jump off of there, and we run up these steps. I wish that we had more time. Because there’s a lot more
that I could have shown you. We could be here for hours. Well, no, no, no,
because I got to go. [INTERPOSING VOICES]
[LAUGHTER] We ain’t trying to
hold you up, Auntie. Your job is more
important than our job. Did you learn anything?
[INTERPOSING VOICES] – We learned so much!
– A lot of things! – You did?
– We did. Well, that’s what aunties
are for, to help you learn. – Aw.
– Thank you. Big hug. All right, thank you. Aw.